Occupational Therapy for Preschool Aged

Fun and engaging therapy for 3 to 5 year olds that will help your child reach their full potential. 

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Why do parents choose Alta Pediatrics?


At Alta Pediatrics you are not just another number. We value each patient as a unique individual and a member of our community. Your therapist knows you and your child's name, ask for updates on what you are observing, and provides updates on what they are observing during the session.


Play Focused

Play is at the center of our sessions and your child will improve over time through play-based therapy. Whether that is in the sensory gym, running through an obstacle course, playing games, or working on their fine-motor skills what feels like play is your child developing skills and enhancing their abilities.


All therapists are trained and experienced in their specific field (occupational and speech therapy) and have specific experience with a pediatric population. Therapists have graduate level degrees, participate in research projects, and attend continuing education to ensure they stay up-to-date on the latest and most effective evaluation and treatment techniques.


We believe communication and collaboration are key. We work with you as the primary caregiver to provide clear updates on progress and goals each week after the session ends. In addition, we can communicate with other stakeholders that are providing care to your child. By coordinating with speech therapists, school staff, ABA, and other specialists we ensure that there is a holistic view of the care your child is receiving. 

How Do Occupational Therapists Help Preschoolers?

From 3-5, children are developing in so many ways. From motor skills to cognition, to language…the preschool age is a time of massive changes. The years between toddler hood and kindergarten are a time for building confidence while learning how to become more independent at home, school, and the community. The neurological foundations for learning are being set up during this important window of brain development and growth during the preschool years.

For children who need some help getting ready for kindergarten, occupational therapy lends a unique, developmental perspective to help build specific sensory motor skills that will help set kids up for success in the classroom. Occupational therapists help children learn how to play with confidence, while teaching important kindergarten readiness skills.


Developmental Areas That OT Can Help Improve

Gross Motor Coordination: Gross motor skills including running, jumping, or navigating play equipment on the playground or at recess
Fine motor Coordination: Hand dexterity is essential for coloring, cutting, writing and drawing.
Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation: Occupational therapy can help you and your child discover the sensory tools to help your child achieve a calm body and mind.
Emotional Control: Learning how to express and manage big feelings in a healthy way. Helping to support your child’s mental health.
Self-Care Skills: Becoming more independent with getting dressed, brushing teeth, eating a variety of foods, using utensils, and managing clothing fasteners.
Executive Functioning Skills: Higher level cognitive skills necessary for success in the classroom such as sustained attention, direction following, frustration tolerance, and transitioning smoothly from one activity to the next.
Social Skills: Learning how to share, take turns, and play cooperatively with other children, forming friendships by learning how to make friends and keep friends.

About Alta Pediatrics

Alta Pediatrics is a leading pediatric therapy clinic, offering pediatric therapy for babies, toddlers, and children of all ages. We are committed to helping children lead their happiest, healthiest lives. At Alta Pediatrics, we take an individualized approach to therapy because we understand that each child is unique with very specific needs. For this reason, no two therapeutic programs are alike. If your child needs our services, we will work closely with you to select the best therapies for them, creating a customized program specific to your child’s needs and your family’s goals. Let your child’s journey begin today by contacting us to learn more.

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Occupational Therapy For Preschoolers

Testimonials & Reviews

Hear why parents choose Alta Pediatrics

"The team at Alta Pediatrics are phenomenal. To say they have been life savers would not be an exaggeration. They go above and beyond to help you understand your child's needs and how to support them both in and out of the home. I recommend Alta Pediatrics without any hesitation."


"Professional therapists with heart.
My son enjoys his sessions and the therapists always end the sessions with an update of how the session went and what was worked on."


"We have had an AMAZING experience at Alta. Kim and her staff are highly skilled and passionate about their work and we have seen immediate improvements in our child. Not to mention, he absolutely loves going! We are so grateful that we have found Alta Rehab and highly recommend it to anyone in need of OT services."


Developing skills. Enriching Abilities

Here's how we create real and lasting change



Our team of therapists conduct a thorough evaluation of your baby to determine areas of strengths, areas of difficulty, and the root causes of these difficulties to focus therapy sessions accordingly and improve development of skills. 



Activities are created to engage the baby, address areas of difficulty, and practice new skills. Parents and caregivers are provided with strategies to work with their baby at home and school to ensure carryover of skills for quicker learning and development of these skills.



We work together with parents to set realistic, measurable goals to address areas of difficulty and ensure progress. We use engaging and motivating toys, games, and play to create a positive environment for your baby, improve their confidence, learn new skills, and reach their goals. 

Occupational Therapy For Preschoolers

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Scotch Plains

1801 E 2nd St.
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Serving Westfield, Cranford, Berkeley Heights, Watchung, New Providence, and Summit

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